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What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

It can be tempting to put your home improvement budget towards cosmetic changes within the home, but that’s a mistake that could cost you in the long run. Windows play a vital role in the energy efficiency and security of your home but knowing when to replace them and what other benefits can come from new windows is the key to getting the most out of your investment.

Energy Efficiency

Windows play a large role in the insulation of your home. That means that old windows could be costing you each month on your heating and cooling bill. New windows are pricey, but after just one year of energy savings, you could see a return on investment of nearly 70%. If you notice a draft, difficulty opening and closing, or water damage around your windows, it’s time to replace!

Comfort

Improved insulation of your home through new windows will not only lower your heating and cooling bill, it will improve your level of comfort. You will be able to enjoy a more consistent temperature within the home paired with significant noise reduction from the outside world. Maintenance spent each year on old windows is now time you can spend enjoying your home! New windows come equipped with UV protection as well which can give you the peace of mind in knowing that your floors, walls, and furniture will last for years to come. Improved natural light will brighten up the rest of your home and instantly improve spaces that you may not have the budget to renovate just yet.

Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. That means that the money you put into that investment should be increasing your potential profit margin. New windows instantly increase the resale value of your home. The added curb appeal that can be found in unique designs and styles of windows will increase that value even more. The cost of the windows is sure to nearly pay for themselves with the added value of your home! Paired with new siding, doors, and other small fixture changes, new windows bring a new life into your space.

If you want to learn more about how new windows can improve your home, speak with one of our experts today to discuss the various options available with Bay State Exteriors. This could be the first step towards turning your house into a dream home! If you have questions or want to get the project started, call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us online.

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Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Choosing the right siding for your home is a decision no homeowner should take lightly. New siding is a pricy and long-term investment, so finding the siding that’s right for you is vital. Two of the most common types of siding homeowners find themselves torn between are cedar and vinyl. Before you try to decide…

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How To Insulate An Old Home

How To Insulate An Old Home

  An old house has a wonderful aesthetic and people are drawn to them for their history, but there can be problems associated because of an older home vs. a newer home. One such problem is the lack of insulation. Homes built before the 1960s lack insulation, and this can make your home lose its heat…

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Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roofs are complicated parts of a house, yet they are a vital part of your house. It’s something that people often times forget about until they have an emergency. Which is why it’s good to weigh your options – people don’t always realize that there are options with a roof between replacing your roof or…

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Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Many people think they will wait until after winter to replace their roof, but this isn’t true. Especially in Massachuttes, where we get some pretty harsh winters, it’s best to be prepared and install a new roof before winter. There are many benefits to starting out winter with this already done. And chances are, if your…

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Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Icicles during this time of year are always a pretty sight, but that doesn’t mean they are good for your home. Gutters are especially vulnerable to icicles and can be severely damaged by them as a result of their weight. Our roofing company in Peabody wants homeowners to be aware of any icicles that form…

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What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

Windows are an important feature to any home in the North Shore. Many historic homes in the Peabody and surrounding areas have the home’s original windows — but unfortunately these traditional windows aren’t very energy efficient. Luckily homeowners have the option to install storm windows in an effort to reduce heat loss during the winter…

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Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

With winter on the way, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce heating bills. One of the most common places heat escapes from is your home’s windows. Windows account for nearly 80% of all heat loss in an average home, so it’s important to assess the current state of your windows. Signs of Aging Windows…

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What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

Interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this season? Perhaps you’ve noticed warped vinyl siding or maybe you just don’t like the look of the old vinyl siding you once fell in love with. Don’t forget that if it’s been 15-20 years since you last had your siding installed, it’s probably time to replace it anyways.…